Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. (1877) | Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 Part of: Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. This panorama of San Francisco comprises 11 photographs, taken over a period of several hours from the central tower of Central Pacific Railroad magnate Mark Hopkins' then unfinished Nob Hill home, located at the corner of California and Mason Streets. The mansion burned to the ground in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
The official USGS forecast for California earthquakes now predicts a 16 percent chance of an M7.5 quake or larger on this section of the fault within the next 30 years. Shown here is the chance of an earthquake across California over the next 30 years